We think investing in people is a smart investment
People are why we do what we do at our Community Foundation. They’re why we make grants to nonprofits and give scholarships to promising college students.
And it's why, through our Youth Action Committee, we’re grooming a new generation of philanthropists.
Take a look at what we offer:
Giving in action: Our Youth Action Committee (YAC)
Our Community Foundation’s YAC has representatives from more than a dozen high schools in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. The teens serve meals in shelters, volunteer annually at the Special Olympics games and oversee the distribution of tens of thousands of grant dollars every year.
In 2015, YAC awarded $41,000 to 21 mid-Michigan nonprofits. An additional $4,137 went to 16 local elementary and middle school classrooms for environmental and anti-bullying projects.
Read more about YAC and other grantee stories.
Nonprofits: Ensure your future with an agency fund
An agency fund is a simple, efficient way to develop sustainability for your organization. We’ll take care of investment management and administrative responsibilities related to the endowment. You concentrate on fulfilling your mission.
Your donors can make bequests or other planned gifts through our Community Foundation to benefit your organization perpetually and create a personal legacy. More than 80 nonprofit organizations and public entities have established endowments at our Community Foundation.